On June 14th Disney fans in China witnessed the first stage performance of Beauty and the Beast at the Walt Disney Grand Theatre. The Broadway show has been translated into Mandarin and adapted for Chinese culture.
Beauty and the Beast:
- The gorgeous stage show made its debut at the Walt Disney Grand Theatre on June 14, 2018.
- The show represents the second collaboration between Shanghai Disney Resort and Disney Theatrical Productions
- It integrates a classic tale with local language translations and talented local cast members. The specially adapted story elements create a captivating new production that will resonate with audiences of all ages.
- Broadway’s original Beauty and the Beast production team traveled to Shanghai to assist with bringing the Mandarin version to life.
- Beauty and the Beast is the first Disney film that was adapted for the stage. It was performed on Broadway for 13 years, and continues to entertain audiences around the world with international productions and tours.
- Guests wishing to see the Mandarin production can purchase through the Shanghai Disney Resort website.
What they’re saying:
- Philippe Gas, General Manager of Shanghai Disney Resort: “Witnessing a Broadway stage musical is like witnessing no other form of entertainment, and it brings us great joy to offer that experience to guests in Shanghai — first with The Lion King and now with this new Mandarin production of Beauty and the Beast. Beauty and the Beast has captured the hearts of audiences around the world, and we look forward to welcoming families and friends from across China to enjoy all of the magic it brings to the stage during a visit to the Shanghai Disney Resort.”
- Thomas Schumacher, president and producer, Disney Theatrical Productions: “I am thrilled that Disney Theatrical Productions has once again partnered with Shanghai Disney Resort as we celebrate the opening of Beauty and the Beast. Rob Roth and our original Broadway creative team have done a spectacular job in recreating this beloved story that will resonate with all audiences in China.”
Beauty and the Beast is now showing at the Walt Disney Grand Theater in Shanghai, China.